Lexus South Africa: HIGH-PERFORMANCE TAKE ON LEXUS DRIVING SIGNATURE WITH LBX MORIZO RR CONCEPT

HIGH-PERFORMANCE TAKE ON LEXUS DRIVING SIGNATURE WITH LBX MORIZO RR CONCEPT
  • World-first presentation of the new LBX Morizo RR Concept at the 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon
  • Special performance-focused version of the new LBX compact crossover, developed with Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman and Master Driver Akio Toyoda – alias “Morizo”
  • 224 kW turbocharged and intercooled 1.6-litre three-cylinder engine with Direct Shift eight-speed automatic transmission and electronically controlled full-time all-wheel drive
  • Exclusive “Morizo” signature design details

The heart-thumping concept of the all-new urban SUV adds exhilaration to the Lexus Driving Signature once more showcasing that Lexus is serious about developing exciting cars for its customers.

The Lexus LBX Morizo RR Concept – a reinterpretation of Lexus’ all-new compact crossover as a high-performance model that’s focused on driver engagement and rewards – makes its world debut today at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

At the same time, the concept preserves the essential high-quality driving experience and sophisticated design that is intrinsic to the Lexus brand.

Adding another dimension to the LBX’s convention-breaking character, the concept model has been created with direct input from Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman and Master Driver Akio Toyoda – also known as “Morizo”. Chairman Toyoda shares his personal insights into the project in a short documentary video.

The LBX Morizo RR Concept is powered by a compact, high-output, 1.6-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with intercooler and turbocharger, producing 224kW and 400Nm.

All key elements of the car have been honed for performance, including packaging, body, suspension and tyres. To optimise aerodynamics, the development team applied technologies from the world of high-speed air racing.

In keeping with the theme of the Lexus and Toyota Gazoo Racing presence at the exhibition, the concept has been customised with unique details namely, Morizo’s signature yellow colour features in the plated moulding of the unified spindle grille, the brake callipers as well as the seatbelts. The result is a car that embodies a sense of casual luxury and has the re-assuring, rewarding quality of a trusted driving partner.

LBX Morizo RR Concept outline specifications:

DIMENSIONS

Length: 4,190mm                   

Width: 1,845mm (+20)                                  

Height : 1,535mm (-10)

ENGINE

Engine code:  G16E-GTS

Type In-line 3-cylinder with turbocharger and intercooler

Max. output:  224kW @ 6,500rpm

Max. torque:  400Nm @ 3,250 – 4,600rpm

TRANSMISSION

Type Direct Shift 8-speed automatic

Drivetrain Electronically controlled full-time AWD

TYRES Size 235/45R19  SUSPENSION Front MacPherson strut Rear Double wishboneBRAKES Front/rear Ventilated discs COLOURS Exterior Sonic Chrome with Black Interior Ochre

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